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Why using mala beads during meditation is good for you?

Many people feel hooked and connected to their mala pretty much right away after they start using it. The energy, the meaning and the feeling it can give you can be truly transformational. What are the main reasons then why mala can enhance your meditation and practice? It serves as a reminder. A mala is something that can remind you of your spiritual purpose and goals. If you like having or wearing it every day, think about the power you are toting around you. This simple garland of beads can act as a wonderful support when you reach a point...

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10 Positive Reminders For Any Day

1. All situations are temporary. Nothing lasts forever. Buildings collapse, plants die, hot cups of coffee go cold, tires go flat. Everything is always in transition. Here is the key: even when your coffee gets cold, it’s still a coffee you want and you can find a way to enjoy it. So when life gets a bit cold, enjoy it for what it is or find a way to warm it back up!2. There is no wrong decision. When you have done all the pros and cons and you have flipped the coin hoping that you will know which choice is...

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How can you use crystals to practice mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been practiced for over 2500 years and has its roots in Buddhist spiritual teachings of the East, although recently it has also found a great popularity in the West as a common practice for well – being. Thich Nhat Hanh describes mindfulness as ‘the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment’. Traditional practices include formal meditation as well as disciplines such as yoga, tai chi or chi kung. However, you don’t actually need to take up any of these activities to bring mindfulness into your life, as mindfulness practices also include simple breathing exercises, daily...

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Ayurveda - An Ancient And Life - Changing Practice

Ayurveda is a 5000 years old system of natural healing. It has originated in the Indian subcontinent and is now successfully practiced all over the world. The word ‘Ayurveda’, translated from Sanskrit, means ‘life knowledge’. In Ayurveda, there are three basic  types of energy, universal principles known as the doshas. In many ways, the doshas – vata, pitta and kapha – are the building blocks of the material world. All of them can be found in everything and everyone, but in different proportions. They combine to create different species, different foods, different climates or different individuals. The particular ratio of...

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Healing Spiritual Practice

When a caterpillar undergoes its metamorphosis and changes into a butterfly, it has to release its limited earthbound form. Our transformation happens in a similar way and the catalyst for that is often a ‘dark night of the soul’. We find ourselves in a state of great pain and suffering, be it a heartbreak, depression, loss, anxiety, or failure. We seek solace in familiar things, people, experiences, but when those do not work, we find our way inside ourselves, reclaiming our authenticity and reconnecting with our own soul. Science is always searching for what is objectively measurable or repeatable. But...

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